Legal Ad Co.’s Contract Claim Nixed By Copyright Law

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 7:08 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. copyright law preempted legal advertising company Market Masters-Legal's claim that personal injury firm Parker Waichman LLP had breached its contract by continuing to use ad materials from Market Masters after dropping the company.

After putting off a decision on the claim for more than a month, U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor concluded that the breach of contract allegations should be dropped from Market Master's copyright infringement suit against the firm.

The company, which won an injunction in...
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